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Letter from Jean-Jacques Rousseau to Pierre Guy

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9962

Scope and Contents

Written from Chiswick. Rousseau mentions proofs he is returning to Guy, possibly of pages of the Dictionnaire de Musique (1767); asks Guy to assist the bearer of the letter, who is the son of Mr Pulleyn ['Pullein'], Rousseau's host in Chiswick, and who is planning to reside in Paris for a few months; asks for books and other items to be sent; and outlines his coming itinerary. With an engraving of Rousseau.


  • Creation: 18 Mar. 1766 ('A Chiswick le 18 Mars 1766')


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1 collection (3 pages, bound in a folder with a guardsheet and boxed paper) : paper

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

From the library of Robert Wokler. Donated by Ann Wochiler, 2011.


Published in part in R. A. Leigh, Correspondance Compl├Ęte de Jean Jacques Rousseau, Vol. XXIX (mars-juin 1766), Oxford: The Voltaire Foundation at the Taylor Institute, 1977
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